Sunday, October 28 2007 @ 03:30 AM EDT Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 1783
Daylight Saving Time will end for most of the United States at 2:00 a.m on Sunday, November 4 (the first Sunday in November)
In other Countries,as in mine: Mexico,time will revert to standard time at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. Don't forget to fix your clocks and watches to the proper time depending your time zone.
Friday, June 02 2006 @ 07:12 AM EDT Contributed by: Salimacatwoman Views: 2002
On wednesday,May 31st,2006 a disabled man was cowardly murdered when a hit-and-run driver's car struck him.
The accident happened when he was crossing the street in his electric wheelchair in the 1300 block of Industrial Boulevard in Chula Vista at about 11:30 am.
The search to find the Western Mail's Welsh Woman of the Year, 2006, was launched last week. Here last year's winner, Karen Robson, assesses what the title has meant to her and her work in fighting discrimination faced by disabled people.
YOU may ask why women need to have a specific award - maybe I asked that question myself, 30 years on from the introduction of the Sex Discrimination Act.
That brought equality and recognition of ability and contribution didn't it?
The Equal Opportunities Commission recently reported that fewer than one in five of the top jobs in Wales are held by women. The latest Sex and Power index provides some startling facts about women's representation in senior positions across the public and private sector.
Ann E. Penn, most recently director of the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and the Women's Resource Center at Kent State University, has been hired as equal opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
It's worrisome and shocking reading that there is not a real plan of emergency for saving disabled people's lives in case of a major natural disaster, terrorist attack or fire, especially it's distressing after knowing all the disabled people and Senior Citizens who died in their wheelchairs when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, also after the memories we have from people who died on September 11th,2001 and couldn't go downstairs because the elevators were not working, a few of those people were able to save their lives because they were blind and there were kind people who helped them to exit the building that was destroyed.
Sometimes we really can't measure or known how many of the deceased people in the recent disasters were disabled and there aren't statistics (maybe there are but we can't find them), that show us how many disabled people were there when a specific disaster happened, but since a few months the issue about safety and emergency plan for saving and rescuing people with disabilities is almost non existent, the fear has increased now after Katrina, Rita, floodings and also about the news of a new terrorist attack into USA.
In California, most citizens are worried because of the wildfires caused by men and nature (drought and strong Santanna winds), and also because since a few months ago California has been having several earthquakes, some of them very imperceptibles, some others strong enough for "waking up at night", people in California and surrounding cities fear that big one so predicted in the past, actually since 20 years ago, it is being feared,fortunately it hasn't happened yet but after seeing what happened today in South Asia ,we can just think we must be ready for any disaster, but we disabled can't do much if there isn't a real plan from the different Government offices, something must be done soon,a well thought plan that can save lives not only from non disabled people,also lives from senior citizens and disabled people.
Disabled left out of Bay Area disaster plans, group says
From the Department of Homeland Security to the local paratransit agency, there is no coordinated plan in place to evacuate the Bay Area's estimated 1.1 million disabled people, according to a new survey.
I have slowed a little posting articles for this week, it's for many reasons but especially because I am trying to make some improvements to Wheels site, add new content or features, also trying to recover most of the old site articles, I have been looking for a plugging for recovering the quotes we had in the old look that wheels had, also the many news about Hurricane Rita kept me reading a little more about the problems that the cities surrounding Lousiana and Texas were having, I added a few helpful and interesting links about the Hurricanes and weather.